Sopwith Tabloid restoration
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Hi Eric - I bought the Hurricane already built from a swapmeet, it is the prototype which was built by David Boddington and is the one featured in the magazine article. I haven;t flown it, I converted her to electric and then putting the model in the car to go for a maiden flight I caught the wing on the tailgate and tore an aileron off. Then she was hung back up on the ceiling and a couple of years later I used the gear in something else, so she still hasn't flown.It's definitely the model pictured in the magazine, so now I'm waiting to see if Drew Pritchard will give me two grand for the model.
|paul d||07/08/2020 17:06:27|
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He'll probably offer you twenty quid but try and sell it for 2 grand after his band of bodgers have dragged there knuckles over it.
|Richard Clark 2||08/08/2020 12:37:02|
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|Martin Dance 1||08/08/2020 15:18:45|
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It may well be David's prototype, but my recollection is that many of David's designs were actually built by David Toyer at the prototype stage.
|Geoff S||08/08/2020 15:29:28|
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I watched the latest Repair Shop on the iPlayer. A much more skilled and professional team, generally. The restoration of the penny-farhting/high-ordinary bicycle dated from arund 1875 was brilliant but with less detail than I'd have liked.
The repair of the mechanical calculator took me back to when we had a slightly more advanced electric Friden at work - setting it to divide by zero was always entertaining
|Peter Miller||08/08/2020 15:45:15|
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Actually David farmed out a lot of his designs for others to build.
He once said that he liked to come home and spend time at his drawing board.
|Doc Marten||08/08/2020 18:25:25|
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Based on this, It appears the valuation isn't so absurd after all.
|Peter Miller||08/08/2020 21:06:49|
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Have you looked at their website?
3 12" wooden props for a bargain price of £60!!!
They seem to have offices in the USA, UK and various other places.
Obviosly catering for the totally moronic rich!!!
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The spray job looks to be typical Ian Peacock standard, could be he also built it. I know that Ian & David (Boddo) knew each other quite well & I believe they lived only a few miles apart.
|ken anderson.||09/08/2020 08:03:41|
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I've just made this...cost around £8 for the wood, its a David Boddington design...Dracon...£1000 ono and its yours..
ken anderson...ne...1..Boddo designs dept.
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